Video: Stagliano Discusses Trial on Reason.tv

Jul 20, 2010 11:00 AM PST
WASHINGTON — Reason.tv, which has been documenting John Stagliano's tribulations with the U.S. government over its now-failed obscenity prosecution, continues with its series of videos with the Evil Angel founder.

This time around, Reason.tv visits with Stagliano just outside the courthouse just minutes after Friday's decision, where he and his companies were cleared of all charges. "We had passion on our side," said Stagliano, on discussing the outcome of the case to Reason.tv.

Stagliano and his companies — Evil Angel Productions Inc. and John Stagliano Inc. — were charged with seven counts for illegal possession, distribution and sale of two videos sent through the mail — "Milk Nymphos" and "Storm Squirters 2 'Target Practice'" — and a trailer of "Fetish Fanatic Chapter 5" shown on the Internet.

He faced a maximum of 32 years in jail and $7 million in fines if convicted on all counts.

But U.S. District Judge Richard Leon said there was not enough evidence to continue the trial in Washington, tossing out all charges.

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